Addicted to Tidying – Confessions of a KonMarie Junkie

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I have been on a cleaning binge for quite a while. Actually, it’s less a binge and more a lifestyle. I am constantly vacuuming and tidying as I go. But since discovering the KonMarie method of tidying, my world has been neatly folded and placed into bins. 

Since moving into our new home, I’ve been OBSESSED with cleaning it. Sometimes I basically follow the kids around the house picking up after them. Literally! It’s a sickness I think. I vacuum a couple times a day. I fluff couch pillows regularly. I rearrange counter tops. I empty the fridge. It’s simultaneously rewarding and frustrating. It will never be clean! Because we live here.

So how does one deal with that?

I’ve been into this way of keeping my home for a little while but now that this show has hit Netflix, I have a visual of what to do. I’m not a full on Konvert just yet, but I’m thisclose. 

I haven’t done my closet yet but I’m really excited to dump everything out and see what Sparks Joy. KonMarie says that you should only keep things in your home that spark joy in you. There’s no reason to keep things that don’t make you happy. 

Here is my recently organized linen closet. It’s not perfect but I’m lacking the boxes and bins I feel would help the situation  

This is my pantry. There are 5 eaters in my house and the amount of food we go through is insane. So I feel like this is a really good start for me. 

If you aren’t familiar with this concept, Marie Kondo has a book and a brand new series on Netflix on keeping a tidy home. And also, are you living under a rock? 😉 

For those of you who are familiar, are on you on board with this idea of a place for everything and everything in its place?

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  1. *Peeks up from underneath rock*
    Okay so I’ve never heard of this! Haha But it sounds interesting! Growing up in a house that could have easily appeared on an episode of hoarders certainly placed an inward KonMari-like method in me!
    (Sorry mom, it was just too much, I love you).

    But I reject the “whatever doesn’t spark joy must go” philosophy because not everything is supposed to “spark joy” and that’s okay! Things have a purpose, therein lies the beauty. And if what sparks joy is based on my emotions towards something, forget about it! Something can spark joy one moment and unspark it in the next few months or so. Haha

    But I’ll be checking the book out from the local library! We’re moving soon and could benefit from a systematic purge.

    (:

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